Charles & Susan Patten
Charles Patten served with the Royal Navy during World War II. While living in St. John’s he met Susan Harvey and they married in 1954. He was president of A. Harvey & Company Limited, Browning Harvey Limited, Harvey’s Oil and C.N. Patten & Company Limited.
Susan Patten is chair of the Board of Directors of A. Harvey Group of Companies. She is highly respected among her coworkers and competitors and serves as an exemplary model for the business community. Her work ethic is paralleled only by her volunteer ethic where she continues to be a pillar of the volunteer sector.
In 2004, Ms. Patten received the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, the highest honor in the province. The following year she received the Order of Canada.
Helping maintain a true sense of family, the Patten’s children and grandchildren are also involved in various aspects of the business.